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19-05-2017, 01:18 PM
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Hybrid, Electric a Gas Powered Cars

Could this be a pinned thread please?
Although a Toyota Prius owner, I briefly looked at an battery powered car, as I live on the IoW. First impressions were expensive, and re-sale value poor.
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30-05-2017, 09:49 PM
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Re: Hybrid, Electric a Gas Powered Cars

A friend of mine is an EV consultantand also built several electric cars.

He took part in the Nissan Leaf trials and declared it so be a superb motor.

Per resale, I guess the thing is to buy it with a 10 year inention. Electric motors go on for ever without servicing so that's few costs saved.
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18-06-2017, 09:57 PM
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Re: Hybrid, Electric a Gas Powered Cars

DW Drive it Prius test

http://www.dw.com/en/overhaul-for-to...us/av-19067242
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Did I not read somewhere you only rent the battery or sommit and have to pay to have it replaced ??
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19-06-2017, 07:43 AM
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Some EV cars you lease the batteries, Renault Zoe for example,
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If you count in depreciation, EV cars must be an expensive venture ?
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13-08-2017, 05:34 PM
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Re: Hybrid, Electric a Gas Powered Cars

Just having a nose round Prius cars available, and was pleasantly surprised to see Toyota/Lexus hybrid sales figures. Apart from 3.4 million Prius sales worldwide since 2000, Lexus were 97% and Toyota 31.2% last year of all hybrid models. Don't know about other marques.
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Re: Hybrid, Electric a Gas Powered Cars

Originally Posted by Dobra View Post
Could this be a pinned thread please?
Although a Toyota Prius owner, I briefly looked at an battery powered car, as I live on the IoW. First impressions were expensive, and re-sale value poor.
Prius are only economical at low speeds on stop/start city roads, once you take them out on the open road they end up very expensive to run - people have stopped buying them.


Let's face it no one wants to drive one you definitely can't drive it like you stole it. Nice idea but a dud.
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